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Demonstrator hydrogen bus (courtesy of Wrightbus)

Go-Ahead buys its first zero emission hydrogen buses

  • Brighton & Hove and Metrobus purchase 20 Wrightbus hydrogen fuel cell buses
  • Buses to be deployed from June 2022 in the Crawley, Redhill and Gatwick Airport area
  • Vehicles offer long range, quick charging capability and enhanced accessibility
  • Contract is part of Go-Ahead’s commitment to a decarbonised bus fleet by 2035
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Go-Ahead supporting sustainable transport at COP26

  • Go-Ahead to sponsor ‘People make transport’ event in Green Zone on Transport Day, headlined by DfT Minister Trudy Harrison  
  • MD Business Development Martin Dean to discuss how transport providers can work with communities to enable sustainable travel 
  • Go-Ahead recently hosted London launch of ‘Road to Renewables’ tour of electric double decker bus to Glasgow 
Go North East electric bus in Newcastle

Budget reaction: Go-Ahead Group welcomes zero-emission bus funding

The Go-Ahead Group, Britain’s largest operator of electric buses, welcomes news of additional funding for transport schemes in the Autumn Budget but urges a clear roadmap for decarbonisation of the national bus fleet.

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Southern Vectis donates vehicle to help ensure safer transport in Zambia

The following press release was issued by Southern Vectis.

Fabian Amini

Go-Ahead appoints new CEO for German rail

The Go-Ahead Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Fabian Amini as Chief Executive of its rail operations in Germany.

Fabian, 46, is a highly experienced leader in the rail industry with a track record of delivering passenger growth and commercial success. He will join the group from 1st January 2022.

Mobility hub visualisation

The future of mobility: Go-Ahead and Arup outline vision for sustainable transport hubs

  • Go-Ahead and Arup publish blueprint for hubs to improve connectivity between transport services across the UK
  • Bus interchanges could include solar-powered heating, lighting, digital services such as WiFi and real-time journey information, bike storage and electric charging points
  • Larger hubs to be enhanced with gardens, co-working spaces, playgrounds and catering
  • Concepts published as local authorities bid for £3 billion funding under the Government’s Bus Back Better programme
  • Hubs are intended to create new community amenities and will help in shift towards low-carbon journeys
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New Managing Director for Brighton & Hove and Metrobus

The Go-Ahead Group has appointed Ed Wills to become Managing Director of Brighton & Hove and Metrobus, replacing Martin Harris on his retirement in November.

Passenger using phone at bus stop

Go-Ahead pledges to spend at least £250m annually with small businesses

The Go-Ahead Group has set out a strategy to increase spending with small and medium sized businesses across all 12 of its UK bus and rail operating companies.

Tap On Tap Off ticketing on bus

Digital revolution: swifter journeys as passengers abandon cash

  • Cash payments on buses drop from 53% of transactions to 23% in three years
  • Contactless bank cards, smart phone payments and smart cards become the dominant way to pay for journeys 
  • Five million journeys to date on Go-Ahead buses using ‘Tap On, Tap Off’ technology
  • Digital payments can save up to three minutes at busy bus stops